Double 1/2s Offshore And What A Difference

Report Date: February 19, 2019

A tale of two 1/2s

Started the morning with fresh live baits from Stuart Live Bait and headed offshore. Went right back to where we ended yesterday. No wind so started to bump troll our live baits. It was soon. I realized it was unfishable from the grass. Made a move 5 miles SE looking for current and a edge also heading to where fish were consistently caught deep a couple days ago. No current and we caught a shark. Heard of some floppers being seen shallow and some bait life so moved 7 mile back NW and set out. Ended up seeing 3 floppers but only catching a bonito and losing a kingfish. Ran north 6 miles and looked for kingfish on the reef. No luck but caught some rudderfish and Seabass on the bottom. Ran inshore and caught a short cobia a king and tried for lanes only to catch runners and junk.

During our transition some boats started to get sail bites and it was breezing up so I was amped to put the kites up. Ran out the inlet to catch some more bait and had 4 cobia pop up. I switched the bait rigs off and the Gulfstream Lures & Distribution #cobia Slayers on and we landed a 28 and 48lb cobia. Just 15 minutes into our afternoon trip the pressure was off. Got a call from Capt Brian Speedy fishing on the Miss Victoria he was having some sail bites 10 miles north of the inlet. I got there about 3pm and set the kites up south of him. But I was drifting due west. He wrapped his day up releasing 8 sails from 1:30-3 and I re positioned. Shortly after we hooked a report quad of sailfish releasing a triple. We got pretty badly split up and the fish took forever but first sailfish for 3 anglers. We moved back to set up in the same area and the grass was horrendous. I got offshore of it a little ways and had no bites in 20 minutes and we were in the grass. I cleared the Tigress Outriggers & Gear kites again and re positioned inshore of the grass. We quickly drifted west and got slaughtered by king fish.

We ended the day 3-4 on sails and a couple nice cobia.

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